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Narcotic addiction: the expectant mother and her baby.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2081667     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In a retrospective study of the period 1982-1985, the records of 29 narcotic-addicted mothers and their 42 babies were reviewed. All mothers were from socially deprived backgrounds, had a poor record of ante-natal attendance and had frequent admissions to hospital. Thirteen mothers had a past history of hepatitis B and four were HBsAg positive. The babies had significantly lower mean gestational age and mean birth weight than the control group. Features of withdrawal were recorded in 84% of babies where a history was available. A high incidence of twins (10.5%) was also observed. Testing for HIV antibody in more recent cases has revealed positive results in seven mothers and three babies; one infant has since died from acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
Authors:
L Thornton; M Clune; R Maguire; E Griffin; J O'Connor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Irish medical journal     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0332-3102     ISO Abbreviation:  Ir Med J     Publication Date:  1990 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-05-06     Completed Date:  1991-05-06     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0430275     Medline TA:  Ir Med J     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  139-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Coombe Lying-in Hospital, Dublin.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Diseases in Twins
Female
Heroin Dependence / rehabilitation
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases / etiology
Male
Methadone / therapeutic use
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome / etiology*
Opioid-Related Disorders / complications*
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications*
Retrospective Studies
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
76-99-3/Methadone

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